spelling_minor_triads

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Title

spelling_minor_triads

Subject

Music Education Charts

Description

Basic triads are spelled every other letter. The triad's quality (Major/minor/diminished) depends on which note letters are sharp or flat:

C Major = C E G
C minor = C Eb G
C diminished = C Eb Gb

Triads can be derived by the intervals between their notes:

Major = Major 3rd + minor 3rd
minor = minor 3rd + Major 3rd
diminished = minor 3rd + minor 3rd

Or, triads can be derived from the i, iii, and v notes of their parent scale; Major scale for Major triads, minor scale for minor triads, and the locrian scale for diminished triads.

C Major = CDEFGABC =CEG
A minor = ABCDEFGA =ACE
B locrian = BCDEFGAB =BDF

Fill out as many of these triad reference charts as possible to build familiarity with triads and their intervals. Start with the charts that include example triads and roots, then progress to the charts that don't have examples after you've memorized the triad's intervals, and the cycle of 4ths.

See related files on the Cycle of 4ths, Chord Formulas, and Scales.

Creator

D.J. Ellis https://djellis.net

Date

2024-02-18

Format

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Is Part Of

Guitar Practice: discussion, technique, song and online curation

Collection

Citation

D.J. Ellis https://djellis.net , “spelling_minor_triads,” D.J. Ellis Guitar - discussion, technique, song and online curation, accessed July 25, 2024, https://djellis.net/items/show/69.